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52 min ago | MarketWatch

Paul B. Farrell: GOP, Big Oil get ice-bucket challenge with fracking water

Superstar actor Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, recently took the "ice bucket" challenge to a whole new level, out of this world.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks, Mark Zuckerberg, George Bush, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

CCRKBA's Gottlieb ups the ante in his challenge to debate Gates

After days of waiting with no reply from billionaire Bill Gates in his challenge to debate the merits, or lack thereof, of Initiative 594, gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb today upped the ante , offering to face both Gates and anti-gun former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, another billionaire backing the initiative.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Microsoft, Startups

12 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Gates-Backed CN Wins in 2014 While Buffett's BNSF Falters

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett , the two richest Americans, share a friendship, a commitment to philanthropy and an interest in railroad investments.


Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Life, Charity , Transportation, Railroads, Canadian National Railway, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

20 hrs ago | National Review Online

Miniter: The Anti-Gun Billionaires

That's okay with them, because, you know, old George Soros really isn't creepy at all - he's just a grandfatherly figure who gives like Santa Claus.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberh, Guns

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Bangkok Post

The ALS challenge

Everybody has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Everybody knows the campaign's viral spread started from luminaries like Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's founder Bill Gates, both - after pouring a bucket of ice water on themselves - donating to the ALS Association, a US-based non-governmental organisation founded almost 30 years ago ... (more)


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook


Why Did Bill Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control? - TestTube Daily Show

Do billionaires want to take away our guns? With Bill and Melinda Gates donating $1M to a new Washington State measure that stresses wider reaching gun control, it appears soat first.



'World's slimmest and lightest Windows Phone' to be shown off at IFA

Since Microsoft dropped its licensing fees for Windows Phone earlier this year, a wide range of manufacturers that had previously avoided the platform have flocked towards it.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, CPU, Science / Technology

Sat Aug 30, 2014

South China Morning Post

Microsoft resists US order to turn over emails held overseas

Microsoft Corporation is one of the world's biggest software makers and manufactures and licenses a range of products and services related to computing.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The Daily Star

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, jam radio stations

Co-founder and co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman and former chief executive of Microsoft Bill Gates speaks as Lesotho Minister of Health Mphu Ramatlapeng , World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and U.S. MASERU, Lesotho: Lesotho's military seized control of the tiny African kingdom's police headquarters and jammed radio ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Lesotho, Africa, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Microsoft, Startups, Canada

NHK World

Ice Bucket Challenge raises $100 mil. for ALS

An American organization fighting the degenerative disease ALS says its Ice Bucket Challenge campaign has raised over 100 million dollars.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Schools Matter

PBS Higher Ed Series Reeks of Gates and Lumina

It's easy to understand how PBS and NPR can remain commercial free, once you accept the fact that they are heavily sponsored by billionaires and their foundations who get their commercials worked into the news stories, themselves.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Western Governors University


Bloomberg group donates $1 million to gun initiative

A campaign seeking universal background checks on gun sales has now raised more than $7 million after a $1 million donation from a group funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


Related Topix: Guns, New York, NY, Microsoft, Startups


Billionaire bombardment: Bloomberg adds another million to I-594

The Seattle Times is reporting this afternoon that anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg 's "Everytown for Gun Safety" gun control lobby is donating another million dollars to the burgeoning Initiative 594 war chest in what amounts to an effort, says gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb , of a few wealthy elitists to "buy the election."


Related Topix: Guns


Ice bucket challenge crazy: Philippines ranks 8th in participation

The Philippines was ranked 8th in the list of top 10 countries which participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Microsoft


Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

The company is backing away from Android and doubling down on its own smartphone OS just when the smart move seems to be to surrender.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Thu Aug 28, 2014

South China Morning Post

Kingsoft software to capitalise on Microsoft's Office woes in China

Microsoft Corporation is one of the world's biggest software makers and manufactures and licenses a range of products and services related to computing.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, World News, China, Asia, Sentillion, ITA Software


Google Releases Slides Application to Take on PowerPoint

While Google and Apple are competitors in the tech market, that competition doesn't mean the two firms are ignoring other competition like Microsoft .


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office

Daily Kos

The NRA and the Zillionaires.

There will be a high stake game played in Washington State between the NRA and the zillionaires, televised for all to see.


Related Topix: Guns, Washington, Washington Government, Microsoft, Startups, Prison

Washington Times

Inside the Beltway: Dueling West Coast gun control initiatives

Can big donations shore up shoddy gun control state legislation? No, insists Alan Gottlieb , chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, a 650,000-member grass-roots organization based in Washington state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee

Wed Aug 27, 2014

China Daily

Real challenge is beyond ice buckets

The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken China's entertainment and executive worlds by storm after making its debut more than a week ago, with public reading of the news on Sina weibo, China's Twitter-like social media platform, crossing 2.9 billion hits in just a few days.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Opinion